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DCI 20th Anniversary

Downtown Cincinnati Inc. Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion

Downtown Cincinnati Inc. celebrated its 20th Anniversary at its Annual Meeting of the Members on April 22, 2014 with a panel discussion led by past chair Charlotte Otto along with Laura Long, Jill Meyer, and Greg Otis.  The meeting was recorded by Daylight Video.

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Lead Magazine published a special section in its Fall issue to promote DCI's 20th Anniversary. ​
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20-Year Timeline

About Downtown Cincinnati Incorporated (DCI)

Founded in 1994, DCI is a non-profit organization with a mission to build a dynamic metropolitan center valued as the heart of the region. DCI supports this mission by providing unique services in three areas: safe and clean, marketing and communications, and stakeholder services. The organization is funded by the property owners in the Downtown Cincinnati Improvement District, which includes property within the boundaries of Eggleston Avenue, Central Parkway, Central Avenue, and the Ohio River. DCI provides leadership and information regarding community and development issues, working together with public and private partners to ensure long-term downtown vitality.

State of Downtown and Annual Report

This year’s report is a special edition in honor of Downtown Cincinnati Inc.’s (DCI) twentieth anniversary.  We have combined two reports into one publication – the State of Downtown and the Downtown Cincinnati Inc. Annual Report.

The 2014 State of Downtown is a compilation of most recently available data pertinent to our stakeholders and visitors:  residential; safety and cleanliness; development, office and employment; retail and restaurants; convention and hotels; arts, culture and entertainment; plus access and parking. The information presented in this year’s report, encompasses ten to twenty years of historical information and references the first State of Downtown Report published in 2004. (Download a copy)

The 2013 Annual Report provides an overview of the accomplishments of Downtown Cincinnati Inc. during 2013 for each area of service: Safe and Clean, Communications and Marketing, and Stakeholder Services. Financial statements, board, staff, and member lists are also provided. (Download a copy)

Praise for Downtown Cincinnati

"An influx of jobs and new residents is reviving the Ohio River shoreline...we are seeing a new Cincinnati.” - New York Times

 Cincinnati was ranked 7th in Forbes’ Top 15 Emerging Downtowns list.

Cincinnati’s Convention & Visitors Bureau and Hilton Netherland Hotel won the U.S. 2013 Platinum Choice Award for hospitality by Smart Meetings magazine.

Founded in 1861, Downtown Cincinnati’s Arnold’s Bar & Grill is named by BuzzFeed among 16 of “The World’s Oldest and Coolest Bars”.

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati ranked 1st on Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 10 U.S. Hotels and Resorts list in 2013.

Cincinnati “fights above its weight class when it comes to offering a vibrant urban lifestyle at an affordable price”, according to MSN Money, which ranks Cincinnati fifth on its list of top 10 most affordable, livable cities.

Lonely Planet named Cincinnati No. 3 on their list of top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2012. The travel guide says the city has become a “worthy weekend getaway” citing attractions such as the riverfront, the Art Museum, Findlay Market and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Cincinnati has been named one of the 2013 Top 100 Best Places to Live by

Cincinnati’s revived Washington Park was named a “Frontline Park” by national organization City Parks Alliance.

Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati was listed as a Top 10 National Music Festivals by Yahoo Music.

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